Oregon Historical Photo: Sam Hill’s Columbia River Highway

Over 100 years ago, Sam Hill dreamed of a modern paved highway that would carry motorists through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. But popular belief held that it was an engineering impossibility.

Oregon Historical Photo: Chef Henry Thiele & Family

OPB | Sept. 08, 2014 midnight

Portland native James Beard embraced his mother’s passion for excellent food and was also influenced by European-trained chefs like Henry Thiele. Find out how Beard championed Oregon’s cuisine.

Oregon Historical Photo: Pristine Bull Run Water

OPB | Sept. 01, 2014 midnight

Few Portlanders know the story behind the ingenious gravity-based system that delivers pure water to their taps from a source near Mount Hood. Find out how water was first piped from Bull Run Lake nearly 120 years ago.

Oregon Historical Photo: Winema and Frank Riddle

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 midnight

Toby (Winema) Riddle and her husband Frank acted as translators between the Modocs and the U.S. Army during the Modoc War. Learn how Toby's cousin, Captain Jack, managed to hold off the U.S. Army for seven months while outnumbered six to one.

Oregon Historical Photo: Votes For Women Tonight

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 midnight

Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.

'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight

A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Oregon Historical Photo: Roaring Springs Cave, 1938

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 midnight

In the late 1930s, archaeologist Dr. Luther Cressman and his crew made groundbreaking discoveries in Southeastern Oregon’s ancient caves. Learn how Cressman challenged prevailing scientific beliefs about the first human settlements in the Americas.

Community Cycling Center Signals Turn Toward Social Avenues

OPB | Aug. 05, 2014 midnight

The Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland plans to strengthen its role as an advocate for the communities it serves.

Oregon Historical Photo: Portland's Silver Saloon

OPB | Aug. 04, 2014 midnight

Oregon’s craft-beer revolutionaries built on the achievements of early immigrant braumeisters. Learn more about the history of our local beer scene.

Project Dayshoot Celebrates Revival, Announces 'Picture Oregon'

OPB | July 30, 2014 midnight

The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.

Oregon Historical Photo: Salmon Wheel Boat on the Columbia River, 1883

OPB | July 28, 2014 midnight

Fish wheels on the Columbia River allowed huge numbers of salmon to be collected and canned, but this technology and commerce ultimately proved destructive.

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

OPB |July 17, 2014 midnight

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Superhero Fun Run Draws All-Ages Crowd

OPB |July 15, 2014 midnight

People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.

The Enduring Legacy Of The Pittocks And Their Mansion

OPB |July 10, 2014 midnight

This year the Pittock Mansion turns 100. Find out how the iconic mansion and its inhabitants continue to influence Oregon.

Oregon Historical Photo: Women Workers

OPB |July 07, 2014 11:30 a.m.

One of the many motivations behind the women’s suffrage movement was the regulation of public health and safety. In 1912, Oregon social worker Caroline Gleason went undercover to investigate working conditions for women.

Oregon Unearthed: A Q&A With Archaeologist Chelsea Rose

OPB |July 01, 2014 midnight

Archaeologist Chelsea Rose took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with Arts & Life about her work in Oregon, the greatest artifact she almost found, and the untold stories of our state’s past.

Oregon Historical Photo: Relief Train At Bridal Veil

OPB |June 30, 2014 midnight

As the Pacific Northwest opened up, early photographers began chronicling the rapid transformation underway in the Columbia River Gorge.

Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

OPB |June 27, 2014 midnight

Sebastian Junger's new documentary Korengal premiered in Portland recently. Junger sits down to talk about his new film and discuss larger questions about war.

Oregon Historical Photo: Buggy On The Beach

OPB |June 23, 2014 midnight

In 1967, a threat to public coastal-beach access mobilized Oregon’s citizens, sparking the fiercest battle of the legislative session.

Share Your Favorite Portland Park Photos Through PAM's 'Parklandia'

OPB |June 20, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Portland park? Then here's your chance to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden.

Once A Parking Lot, Now A World Cup Destination

OPB |June 17, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Now that the World Cup is upon us, Portlanders have another place to get their soccer fix. Armed with a tent and multiple big-screen TVs, one man has turned an empty lot into a haven for international football fans.

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Featured: William Stafford Centennial

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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